16 Year Old Yina Moe-Lange to Compete in the Alpine Ski Events at the Vancouver Olympics
Woodinville, Washington, January 28, 2010
16 year old Yina Moe-Lange, a junior at Chrysalis School in Woodinville, has been selected to represent Denmark at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Yina will compete in the alpine ski events of giant slalom and slalom.
A longtime US resident and Danish citizen, Yina grew up skiing in Tahoe, California. In 2005 she and her family moved to the greater Seattle area, where she continued to pursue her passion for ski racing. Currently skiing for Team Alpental Snoqualmie (TAS), Yina trains at the Snoqualmie Summit.
Topping the American junior rankings in giant slalom for her age group, she is a very promising ski racer. “At 16 I am not yet a medal contender,” says Yina, “But this is an extremely important step in the furthering of my ski racing career. Ever since my childhood I have dreamt of going to the Olympics and this is an opportunity not to be missed.”
Yina is a student at Chrysalis School and has a flexible schedule that allows her to fit her school work into her busy ski schedule. In the past year, in order to fulfill her Olympic dreams, Yina has worked non-stop in the gym and on the snow. This included ski training in Chile, Germany, Austria, and many other places within the US and Canada. As part of her preparations she also has run cross-country for Skyline High School’s Varsity team for which she will be team captain in the upcoming school year.